Trio Sospiroso
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Trio Sospiroso have been playing together since 1995, when they gave their first performance of Debussy's Sonate. Since then they have been invited to play at the inaugural Grimsby St Hugh’s Festival, at the Endellion North Cornwall Literary Festival, for Greyladyes Arts Foundation, and at Westridge Drawing Room, with performances at the Bath Festival, and venues from Penzance to Bury St Edmunds. Care is taken in the presentation of repertoire to engage the audience in music which may be unfamiliar, but is always full of delights! Over twenty years the trio has developed a wide repertoire for flute viola and harp, working with composers on new music, including Edward Lambert, Edward Watson and Steve Crowther, and searching out both old and new repertoire. Having played with the same instrumental configuration for many years, Trio Sospiroso have recently expanded their repertoire to include a cello rather than viola, and are now working with the wonderful cellist, Lucinda Wright, exploring new music-making opportunities.
Clare Mellor, flute teacher based in Bury St Edmunds Clare Mellor studied the flute with Simon Hunt at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then with Fernand Caratgé in Paris. On her return to England, she toured extensively in musical theatre. She has been a peripatetic flute teacher since 1980 in London and subsequently in Reading, working for Berkshire Maestros and in three independent schools. She has performed in several semi-professional orchestras and is a regular performer for musical theatre productions. Clare was the founding member and first Chairperson of Musicians Against Nuclear Arms in 1981 – a charity which is affiliated to CND and provides musicians (who all donate their time) for concerts for peace across the UK. She has been a member of the British Flute Society since its foundation and has had several active roles, helping to organise playing days, conferences and guest-artist masterclasses. In 2002 she completed an MA in MTPP at Reading University. More recently after moving to Bury St Edmunds, she has taken a somewhat different career path and is now concentrating on her private teaching and playing chamber music, and now directs the newly-formed Breckland Wind Ensemble. She plays a Stephen Wessel flute with a Nagahara headjoint.
Jenny Broome Jenny Broome studied the harp with Daphne Boden and later with Renata Scheffel-Stein while reading Architecture at Cambridge University. She now has a busy freelance career as a harpist. Jenny always delights in playing chamber music and works not only with Trio Sospiroso, but also with Arpatagora (strings and harp) and Arcangeli (harp duet). It is always a particular pleasure to be asked back, and Jenny has been invited to perform at the Harp on Wight Festival in 2014 and 2016, and for several seasons at the Buckingham Summer Festival. She has appeared as a soloist in concertos by Mozart, Handel, Debussy, Frank Martin, Bruch, and Ginastera. Recordings include So Sweet a Melody for Somm, with the Hildegard Choir and soprano Emily van Evera; “Summer was in August”, with flautist Rachel Smith, for Campion Cameo; music by Paul Carr for Claudio Records; Francis Grier’s oratorio ‘Around the Curve of the World’ for Somm and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Jenny’s most recent project is a recording with Frances Mason of Victorian music for violin and harp written for the Eissler sisters.
Jenny is keen to encourage the composition of new music for the harp and has worked with various composers, especially Edward Lambert, who has written three exciting new harp works: Concerto Cubico, for trombone, marimba and harp, Short Story, for flute viola and harp, and Speed Matters for violin and harp. Choral repertoire, as accompanist, also includes Holst’s Rig Veda, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Brahms’ Four Songs and Janacek’s Otcenas and Jenny has worked with singers in solo recitals, especially including Britten’s original compositions and arrangements. Theatrical work includes Stowe Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Lucinda Wright Lucinda Wright. Whilst being a music undergraduate at Goldsmiths’ College, Lucinda had cello lessons with Anna Shuttleworth. She then continued her studies with Michal Kaznowski at Birmingham Conservatoire where she gained a MA with distinction and participated in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra training scheme.
Lucinda loves both teaching and performing music and in recent years has appeared as soloist, playing the Saint-Saens cello concerto with Buckinghamshire chamber orchestra(2008), Haydn in C with the Chiltern Sinfonia(2009),the Elgar concerto with Aylesbury Youth Orchestra (2010) and Leonardo Leo with the Claydon Chamber Orchestra(2014). She performs chamber music regularly with the Gregynog Ensemble and the Boxbury Piano Trio.
From 1996-1998, Lucinda took the ‘PGCE with specialist string teaching’ course at the Royal Northern School of Music, where she studied Dalcroze Eurythmics with Karin Greenhead. She has since worked as a music and movement specialist on suzuki violin and cello courses, as coach on the Magdalen Farm string project and Pro Corda West and was professor of Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama for 10 years. She currently teaches for Hampshire Music Service and at her home in Southampton.
Sue Black Sue Black studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Nannie Jamieson and Amanda Stirling. She gained a scholarship for postgraduate study and during that time was awarded the Maurice Warshaw prize for chamber music interpretation and the school orchestral prize. Solo work has included the Walton Viola Concerto, Brandenburg Concerto No 6 and numerous performances of the Telemann Concerto. Since leaving college Sue has built up a career that combines teaching and playing. She is a busy chamber music player, especially as a member of the Stagg Quartet, and she has also performed most of the chamber music works for piano and strings.